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Hurricane damage forces Haiti to delay voting yet again

People try to cross the over flowing Rouyonne river in the commune of Leogane, south of Port-au-Prince, October 5, 2016Port-au-Prince (AFP) – Haitian authorities have postponed presidential and legislative elections originally set for Sunday because of the havoc caused by Hurricane Matthew, election officials said Wednesday. The impoverished Caribbean nation’s last elections, in 2015, were canceled amid violence and massive fraud, leaving the country stranded in political limbo ever since. The president of Haiti’s Provisional Electoral Council, Leopold Berlanger, said a new date for elections would be announced by next Wednesday at the latest, after talks between the various interested parties.

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